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Monte Porzio Catone

Monte Porzio Catone is a renowned City of Wine, but it could also be defined as the City of Orchids and Nativity scenes, for the two beautiful exhibitions that are successfully held there every year. Access to the village takes place through the vaulted passage incorporated in the Palazzo Borghese and walking through the narrow streets of the peaceful historic center, from different points you can enjoy beautiful views towards Rome or the surrounding chestnut woods.
  • Village with park
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • City of wine
Monte Porzio Catone  |
Monte Porzio Catone
Monte Porzio Catone  |
Monte Porzio Catone
Monte Porzio Catone  | Claudio Viviani Tuscolo
Monte Porzio Catone
Claudio Viviani Tuscolo
Monte Porzio Catone  | Consorzio SBCR
Monte Porzio Catone
Consorzio SBCR

About the village

Reknown as the Città del Vino (city of wine), it could also be defined the City of Orchids and Nativity Scenes for the two beautiful exhibitions successfully held every year. The town rises on the northern slopes of Monte Tuscolo, between Frascati and Monte Compatri, on a tuff rock hill formed from a secondary cone of the latium volcano, from which all the Colli Albani have originated. Monte Porzio Catone is famous for the Barco Borghese, a large roman complex of approx 16000 sqm. It’s a vast quadrangular clearing, still under archaeological investigations. Monte Porzio Catone is situated at about 400 metres a.s.l. and dominates the vast vineyards that, together with numerous wine bars and cellars, deserve the name of Città del Vino (city of wine). The entrance to the town is through a simple, yet imposing featured vault incorporated in Palazzo Borghese. Walking through the small alleys of the peaceful centre, you can enjoy the view of rome or the surrounding chestnut woods. an important event of which the town is proud and rightly so, is the famous mostra internazionale delle orchidee, which every year draws international cultivators and attracts visitors from all over the world.

Village of Monte Porzio Catone
The Municipality of Monte Porzio Catone
Province of Rome
Lazio Region

inhabitants: 8.693 monteporziani
Altitude center: 451 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
City of the Wine
Road of Wines of the Castelli Romani

Protected natural areas:
Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani

Via Roma 5 - Tel. 06942831

= distances as the crow flies


  • Traveling on the highway, the closest exits to the center of Monte Porzio Catone are:
    - Monte Porzio Catone exit (A1 towards Rome South branch)
    - San Cesareo exit (A1 dir Roma South branch)
    - Exit Ponte Nona (A24 Rome-Teramo)
    - Exit Length (A24 Rome-Teramo)


  • Colle Mattia station
  • Frascati station
  • Roma Tiburtina station
  • Roma Termini station


  • Rome Ciampino Airport
  • Rome Fiumicino Airport

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= distances as the crow flies


september, 2022

Sant'Antonino Martire

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 A great opportunity for tourism in Lazio. The tourism operators of the region will have the opportunity to meet over 70 buyers and tour operators from all over the world, thanks to the 20th edition of Buy Lazio, the international tourism workshop promoted and organized by Unioncamere Lazio, in collaboration with Enit, the Regional Tourism Agency, the Chambers of Commerce of Lazio and the Tourism Trade Associations. The initiative will take placeà from 14 to 17 September at Villa Mondragone, Monte Porzio Catone (RM), o...

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